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ARB Fog light build. PICS AND IDEAS INSIDE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jprovence, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    jprovence

    jprovence [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I have an idea for the ARB bumper. I don't utilize the turn signals on the ARB bumper. I was cheap and got the one without the fog lights as well. So have an idea to build my own fog lights. I have a bit of industrial design experience, so I'm competent I can fab something great up. I did these pictures on my cell phone.

    My first inital idea was to build some sort of LED light plate into the ARB lights. I would use these as DTRL or something low wattage as the housing I feel would fail due to heat for brighter CREE LED's. I still might go this direction.

    Here is the opening:

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    Inside of the ARB supplied light. There is a nice flat space for a plate to be mounted such as this:

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    Lens and other parts

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    Now here is my other idea. I would build a housing that would mount on the inside of the bumper. Sort of how the ARB light mounts. Though I would beef up the mounts to hold the heavier light. I would build an aluminum enclosure to house the CREE LED's. I think I could mount 10-12 in each enclosure with heatsinks to carry the heat as well.
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    Researching further.

    So built a new foglight/driving light housing or just go with DTRL?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 3:19 AM
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    Enzo

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    Good idea. I'd go with DTRLs. I have the bumper with the fogs already built in. Those turn signal bulbs suck with factory DTRLs (they get hot and cut off along with DTRL on the truck) I'm getting some LEDs sometime. Correct me if I'm wrong but isint the bulb size 1156?
     
  3. Jun 8, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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    jprovence

    jprovence [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah its a 1156 base. But I'm not going to just throw in some LED bulbs. I'm going to replace whats inside with a plate of LED's so its like bright markers. Suppose I could go with white or amber LED's

    I'm still considering the foglight route as I don't have any right now. And also, with all the ARB bumpers that use this same light, there could be potential for more types of lights.
     
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